Sep 9, 2014

Abe needs more stimulus to raise sales tax, adviser Itoh says

The administration should consider a supplementary budget this year and will need to add stimulus for the economy to weather the planned increase in the consumption tax in 2015, according to Motoshige Itoh, a member of an advisory panel to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ...

Aug 13, 2014

Todai project aims to find future Thomas Edisons of Japan

The University of Tokyo’s Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology and the Nippon Foundation will launch a project to find highly talented children who refuse to go to school and to educate them as future leaders. The project aims to discover human resources ...

China rising in school rankings

Jun 19, 2014

China rising in school rankings

While Japan once again tops this year’s Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, it is finding its traditional dominance in higher education increasingly challenged by China and South Korea, education experts say. Japan held on to the No. 1 spot in this year’s rankings, ...

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

Jun 6, 2014

Students take worldly approach to study abroad

by Sang Woo Kim

A University of Tokyo student set to spend a year as an exchange student in Illinois this summer doesn’t think English skill is the only thing that matters when going to the United States. He thinks curiosity, knowledge and a spirit of adventure also ...

Feb 3, 2014

University of Tokyo cosmology institute hacked

A University of Tokyo cosmological institute said Monday that its research data became publicly accessible for some time until Jan. 27 following unauthorized access to its computer server. The research activities at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe were ...

Oct 3, 2013

University of Tokyo ranked No. 1 in Asia: global survey

The University of Tokyo is once again the highest-performing tertiary institution in Asia, according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings released Wednesday. The prestigious university moved up four places from last year to 23rd in this year’s table. Japan also solidified its ...